Skin Care June 16, 2015

Skin Care Advice Straight from the 80’s

Beautiful woman in a retro look.

During the 1980’s, skin care wasn’t the hugest priority for many teens and women. They would wash their face with a cleanser of some sort, and away they’d go. Moisturizing products weren’t hugely popular, yet women did use them. Skin care just wasn’t as important is it is in today’s world. That could partly be due to the fact that there weren’t many claims stating how important facial and skin care was during that time, although skin care was becoming a more important aspect for women. The other portion could have been because there weren’t nearly as many products as what we have available in today’s market, nor were the products as vast an array as they are today.

Lionesse would like to take a look at some of the skin care tips, products, and advice straight out of the 80’s, and share them with you.

Anti-Aging
In the 80’s, women were beginning to become more concerned with an anti-aging regimen to keep their skin looking youthful and beautiful. Dermatologists during the 70’s discovered the benefits of using glycolic acids, such as AHA’s, or Alpha Hydroxy Acids, which are found within sugar cane. Dermatologists and estheticians began using these ingredients in exfoliation methods to promote anti-aging and youth.

Woman washing her face.

Cleansing
Noxzema was the go-to facial cleanser of the 80’s. Every woman and teen girl had a trusty container of this product on their bathroom counter. Dipping your fingers into its menthol, cool interior and applying it to the face was one of the best experiences in every woman’s day. The scent was incomparable to any other product out there, it’s cool eucalyptus notes hitting you in the nose in a very good way. It was the best facial cleanser for its time, and also worked fabulously for soothing sunburned skin.

Woman holding a pumice stone

Exfoliation
The Buf Puf was an exfoliating product that was promoted most notably by actress Sharon Stone, and could be likened to using a pumice stone, just a lot rougher on the face. It in no way, shape, or form felt good to use– but it did do the trick to providing a smooth, clear face and softened skin. Some women would liken the texture to the scrubby side of a kitchen sponge. We know in today’s world the use of harsh or rough materials on the face will only cause skin damage, and even premature aging, and therefore, most women no use facial peels and facial polishes to diminish dead skin and give a healthy glow to the skin.

Woman getting a mud mask treatment

Mud Masks
The most notable facial mask of the 1980’s would have had to have been Mud Mask. Most women remember seeing celebrity women clad in an unattractive mud mask within the brands advertisements found in nearly every fashion and beauty magazine of the era. What was it about this product that was so popular? Women felt as though the mud within these facial masks would remove the impurities and dead skin from their faces, and make them look as beautiful as the cover girls who graced the advertisements. We have to agree that for it’s time, it did do a pretty fantastic job at living up to its claims.

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